Summer is almost here! That means lots of produce that can improve your skin and complement results from face exercises. Our diets impact our bodies at the cellular level, so when you’re not consuming enough healthy food, it shows on your skin.
Fruits and veggies can protect your skin from sun damage, boost collagen production and give it a healthy glow. If you want to achieve that healthy, youthful glow, plan to eat lots of antioxidant-rich summer produce.
This juicy fruit is approximately 90 percent water, making it intensely hydrating. Watermelon is rich in vitamin C, which boosts collagen production, as well as thiamin and vitamin B6. It also contains one of the highest levels of lycopene than any other food, which helps fight free radical damage.
Fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and raspberries are packed with antioxidants that combat free radical damage and the sun’s dangerous rays. They’re also rich in fiber, which helps fill you up and promotes healthy digestion.
At only 20 calories per eight ounce serving, zucchini is a nutritional powerhouse. This unique veggie has a high water content and is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as manganese, a nutrient essential to producing choline, the amino acid that stimulates collagen production.
This sweet melon is another excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as E, K and the B vitamins, which help replenish and revitalize skin. It’s also packed with folic acid, which assists with skin cell regeneration.
In general, citrus fruits provide lots of vitamin C as well as other important nutrients and antioxidants, so load up on lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges.
Eat these antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies and do face exercises daily to keep that youthful glow all summer long.
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